Brand, Matthias; Starke, Katrin; Pawlikowski, Mirko; Wolf, Oliver T.; Altstoetter-Gleich, Christine:
Decision-making under risk conditions is susceptible to interference by a secondary executive task
2011
In: Cognitive Processing, Jg. 12 (2011), Heft 2, S. 177 - 182
Artikel/Aufsatz in Zeitschrift / Fach: Angewandte Kognitionswissenschaft
Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften » Informatik und Angewandte Kognitionswissenschaft
Titel:
Decision-making under risk conditions is susceptible to interference by a secondary executive task
Autor(in):
Brand, Matthias im Online-Personal- und -Vorlesungsverzeichnis LSF anzeigen; Starke, Katrin; Pawlikowski, Mirko im Online-Personal- und -Vorlesungsverzeichnis LSF anzeigen; Wolf, Oliver T.; Altstoetter-Gleich, Christine
Erscheinungsjahr
2011
Erschienen in:
Cognitive Processing, Jg. 12 (2011), Heft 2, S. 177 - 182
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Abstract:

Recent research suggests two ways of making decisions: an intuitive and an analytical one. The current study examines whether a secondary executive task interferes with advantageous decision-making in the Game of Dice Task (GDT), a decision-making task with explicit and stable rules that taps executive functioning. One group of participants performed the original GDT solely, two groups performed either the GDT and a 1-back or a 2-back working memory task as a secondary task simultaneously. Results show that the group which performed the GDT and the secondary task with high executive load (2-back) decided less advantageously than the group which did not perform a secondary executive task. These findings give further evidence for the view that decision-making under risky conditions taps into the rational-analytical system which acts in a serial and not parallel way as performance on the GDT is disturbed by a parallel task that also requires executive resources.